Sevens

Extra time agony for Blitzbokke

2013-05-12 13:08
Cecil Afrika (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Blitzbokke lost a thrilling Cup quarter-final at the London Sevens to hosts England on Sunday.

A try in extra time from England speedster Marcus Watson gave his side a 19-14 victory.

The game finished level at 14-all, after South Africa led 14-7 at the break.

Results from the London Sevens

South Africa led 14-0 just before half-time but a long-range try from England's Dan Norton swung the momentum in favour of the hosts.

England levelled matters at 14-all in the second period and had the chance to win the game at the death.

However, Watson's missed penalty drop on the stroke of full-time meant extra time was needed, with Watson redeeming himself when he scored in the fifth minute of time added on.

South Africa will now face the United States (15:45 SA time) in the semi-finals of the Plate competition. The Americans upset the Blitzbokke 19-12 in the group stages on Saturday.

Scorers:

South Africa:

Tries: Stephan Dippenaar, Cornal Hendricks

Conversions: Cecil Afrika (2)

England:

Tries: Dan Norton, Tom Powell, Marcus Watson

Conversions: Christian Lewis-Pratt (2)

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